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Linear dependence

  1. Apr 7, 2008 #1
    Hi All
    A complex equation and its complex conjugate are linearly dependent or independent
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  3. Apr 7, 2008 #2
    Is the complex conjugate a multiple of the original number?
  4. Apr 7, 2008 #3
    The equation is
    [tex]\phi\ast(M^{2}-\phi^{2})+m^{2}\phi=0[/tex] where m and M are real
  5. Apr 7, 2008 #4


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    Okay, so what is its "complex conjugate"? And what does it mean to say that two equations are linearly independent?
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